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Amplitudes 2017 Summer School

Abstract

The study of scattering amplitudes has developped substantially over the past few years, with applications ranging from precision calculations for the LHC through new approaches to gauge theories and gravity and ending with pure mathematics. The annual meeting Amplitudes 2017 workshop will be hosted by the Higgs Centre between 10-14 July. This present summer school is held in the week preceding the workshop, and it offers an introduction to some of the central topics to be discussed at the workshop. Five lecturers will deliver sets of lectures and tutorials over the full 5 days of 3-7 July.

Confirmed lecturers:

Stefan Weinzierl (Mainz) - '1001 tales of gluons’
Johannes Henn (Mainz) - Feynman Integrals
Marcus Spradlin (Brown) - Multiloop Scattering Amplitudes and Cluster Algebras
Jaroslav Trnka (Davis) - Grassmannian Geometry of Scattering Amplitudes
John Joseph Carrasco (CEA, Saclay) - Graphical Methods for Sharp Prediction: from theories entirely formal to the utterly effective.

A detailed programme is available on the Amplitudes School Indico Page. **

The main target audience is PhD students and early-career postdocs who are already working in the field, and are intersted to extend their perspective. Registration is free of charge, but the number of places is restricted. Please register using the registration button below.

Venue: The School will be held in Lecture Theatre 2 of the Appleton Tower* in our George Square Campus, * directions can be found here.

Dinner: The Higgs Centre will be providing dinner at the Royal Scots Club on the evening of Thursday 6th July, please indicate your attendance on the registration form. Directions arehere.

Funding is provided by:

The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics (University of Edinburgh) The Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (Durham University) Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA)


Timetable

See the full timetable on Indico

3 Jul / 10:15—10:45
Registration (0h30′)
3 Jul / 10:50—11:00
Welcome (0h10′)
3 Jul / 11:00—11:50
1001 tales of gluons - lecture 1 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
  • Stefan WEINZIERL (University of Mainz)
3 Jul / 12:00—12:50
Multiloop Scattering Amplitudes and Cluster Algebras - lecture 1 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
  • Spradlin, Marcus (Brown University)
3 Jul / 14:30—15:20
1001 tales of gluons - lecture 2 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
  • Stefan WEINZIERL (University of Mainz)
3 Jul / 16:00—16:50
Multiloop Scattering Amplitudes and Cluster Algebras - lecture 2 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
  • Spradlin, Marcus (Brown University)
3 Jul / 17:20—17:45
Azurite: finding master Integrals using algebraic geometry (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Georgoudis, Alessandro (Uppsala University)
3 Jul / 17:50—18:15
Amplitudes and Correlator Integrands to Ten Loops Using Graphical Bootstraps (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Tran, Vuong-Viet (Durham University)
4 Jul / 09:30—10:20
1001 tales of gluons - lecture 3 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
  • Stefan WEINZIERL (University of Mainz)
4 Jul / 11:00—11:50
1001 tales of gluons - tutorial (0h50′)
4 Jul / 12:00—12:50
Multiloop Scattering Amplitudes and Cluster Algebras - lecture 3 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
  • Spradlin, Marcus (Brown University)
4 Jul / 14:30—15:20
1001 tales of gluons - lecture 4 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
  • Stefan WEINZIERL (University of Mainz)
4 Jul / 16:00—16:50
Multiloop Scattering Amplitudes and Cluster Algebras - lecture 4 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
  • Spradlin, Marcus (Brown University)
4 Jul / 17:20—17:45
Maximal Cuts in Arbitrary Dimension (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Bosma, Jorrit (ETH, Zurich)
4 Jul / 17:50—18:15
Combinatorics and Topology of Kawai–Lewellen–Tye Relations (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Mizera, Sebastian (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
5 Jul / 09:30—10:20
Graphical Methods for Sharp Prediction: from theories entirely formal to the utterly effective - lecture 1 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
  • John Joseph CARRASCO (CEA, Saclay)
5 Jul / 11:00—11:50
Graphical Methods for Sharp Prediction: from theories entirely formal to the utterly effective - lecture 2 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
  • John Joseph CARRASCO (CEA, Saclay)
5 Jul / 12:00—12:50
Grassmannian Geometry of Scattering Amplitudes - lecture 1 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
  • Trnka, Jaroslav (University of California, Davis)
5 Jul / 14:30—15:20
Grassmannian Geometry of Scattering Amplitudes - lecture 2 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
  • Trnka, Jarosalav (University of California, Davis)
5 Jul / 16:00—16:50
Feynman Integrals - lecture 1 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
5 Jul / 17:20—17:45
Two-Loop Fundamental Colour-Kinematics Duality (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Gustav MOGULL (University of Edinburgh)
5 Jul / 17:50—18:15
Unifying Relations for Scattering Amplitudes (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Shen, Chia-Hsien (Caltech)
6 Jul / 09:30—10:20
Feynman Integrals - lecture 2 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
6 Jul / 11:00—11:50
Feynman Intergrals - tutorial (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
6 Jul / 12:00—12:50
Graphical Methods for Sharp Prediction: from theories entirely formal to the utterly effective - lecture 3 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
  • John Joseph CARRASCO (CEA, Saclay)
6 Jul / 14:30—15:20
Grassmannian Geometry of Scattering Amplitudes - lecture 3 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
  • Trnka, Jaroslav (University of California, Davis)
6 Jul / 16:00—16:50
Feynman Integrals - lecture 3 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
6 Jul / 17:20—17:45
Determining the Soft Anomalous Dimension from General Constraints (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
6 Jul / 17:50—18:15
Exploring Reggeon bound states in strongly coupled N=4 super Yang- Mills theory (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Abl, Theresa (ETH, Zurich)
7 Jul / 09:30—10:20
Grassmannian Geometry of Scattering Amplitudes - lecture 4 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
  • Trnka, Jaroslav (University of California, Davis)
7 Jul / 11:00—11:50
Grassmannian Geometry of Scattering Amplitudes - tutorial (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
  • Trnka, Jaroslav (University of California, Davis)
7 Jul / 12:00—12:50
Graphical Methods for Sharp Prediction: from theories entirely formal to the utterly effective - lecture 4 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
  • John Joseph CARRASCO (Institute for Theoretical Physics (IPhT), CEA-Saclay and University of Paris-Saclay)
7 Jul / 14:30—15:20
Feynman Integrals - lecture 4 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
7 Jul / 16:00—16:50
Feynman Integrals - lecture 5 (0h50′)
Speaker(s):
7 Jul / 17:20—17:45
On-shell diagrams and Ambitwistor strings in N=8 supergravity (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Farrow, Joe (Durham University)
7 Jul / 17:50—18:15
From BCJ double copy to inflationary cosmology (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
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Amplitudes 2017 Summer School

Higgs Centre Workshop
LT4, Appleton Tower
11 Crichton Street, Edinburgh
EH8 9LE
UK

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